Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Youth Pastor arrested for lewd acts on young girl

BENICIA - A 38-year-old youth pastor has been arrested for sexually preying on a Benicia girl who was one of his Bible study students, police said Wednesday.
John Edward Gamboa, of American Canyon, allegedly began talking to and texting the girl in February or March, police said. The communications stopped for a while after the girl's parents became suspicious and complained to the church, police said. Police would say only that the girl is under 14.

However, in July, the two began texting again, arranging for Gamboa to sneak into the victim's home in August where the two "engaged in kissing and inappropriate touching," police said.

Five days later, Gamboa met the girl at an event at a Fairfield business, arranging via text messages to meet in a secluded area where he allegedly committed more lewd acts, police said.

The victim's mother discovered what appeared to be an inappropriate relationship when she checked her daughter's phone, police said. The parents reported the allegations to police after their daughter confided in them about the meetings.

Gamboa was contacted by police, provided a statement "admitting the allegations" and was booked into Solano County jail on $65,000 bail Tuesday night, police said. He is set to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Fairfield.

Police did not release the name of the Solano County church the girl attended to protect her privacy. However, police said the church is not in Benicia.

Gamboa faces charges of lewd act with a

minor, contacting a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd behavior and entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a felony.
"This illustrates the importance of parents monitoring the behavior of their children and, when necessary, the information on their children's cell phones," police Lt. Mike Daley said. "Sexual predators who have gained the trust of a child or minor have found texting an easy way to engage young children in conversations at any time of the day or night."


http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_18798070

Armenian woman raises voice on domestic violence

Interestingly enough, this was from the site 'Stop Honor Killings'

“If the day ends up without a fight and I have no blood on my body, I am happy that day,” says Varduhi Khachatryan, 47, resident of the village of Burastan in the Artashat region.

Such days are too few in Varduhi’s life. Seventeen years ago, while she was pregnant, her husband beat her with a stick. Varduhi gathered her things and fled to her parents’ home.

“My father did not accept me, he said: ‘Go, he is your husband. He may happen to beat you from time to time . . .’

“I had nowhere to run. I came back. From that time on, the day without beating is not a day,” says Varduhi.She is the mother of four. They witness the beatings and the mother says they, too, are the victims of her husband’s anger.

Yeranuhi Khachatryan is 12. She tells about a time when her father had thrown the mother downstairs from the first floor, then held his foot on her throat to strangle her.

“What can we do? We can’t escape; he will later catch us and kill us. We can’t call the police. It’s a shame. The neighbors will laugh at us,” says Yeranuhi.

Experts say such cases of violence against women in Armenia are widespread, but the traditional stereotypes do not allow women a proper recourse against them.

When we raise the question of violence against women in high places to pass a law, they say there is no such problem in Armenia; that it is artificially imported from foreign countries,” says Director of the Women’s Rights Center Susanna Vardanyan.

“We are even blamed for having sold ourselves to the foreigners and for making our traditionally strong families deteriorate.”

At least one Armenian scientist says the blame is legitimate.

Ethno-sociologist Mihran Galstyan, of the Institute of ethnography of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, says, too, that claims of domestic violence are exaggerated.

“Many organizations just extort grants from abroad, the foreign mediation into Armenian families is quite dangerous, if the woman is constantly told her husband has no right to reprimand on her, we will not have families,” says Galstyan.

Research favors the opinion that domestic violence is a serious issue.

Independent sociological survey center “Sociometer” conducted research in Yerevan and eight towns and eight villages. Among 1,200 women, 75 percent said they are victims of husbands’ violence. The survey also found that in one out of four cases, children witness the violence.


http://www.stophonourkillings.com/?q=node/1079

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nigerian Christians kill several Muslims

JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gangs of armed youths in the volatile Nigerian city of Jos attacked Muslims as they gathered to celebrate the last day of Ramadan on Monday, killing a number of them and burning their cars, witnesses and the military said.

The city, which lies between the country's mostly Muslim north and the predominantly Christian south, has been a flash point for ethnic and sectarian tensions between the two faiths.

If the violence worsens or triggers reprisals, it may prove another major headache for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose security forces are already stretched by daily attacks from an Islamist sect in the northeast, which also claimed Friday's deadly bomb attack on the U.N. offices in Abuja that killed 23.

"The Muslim faithful went for their Eid prayers and on completion of the prayers they were trapped by the youths in that area," Brigadier General Hassan Umaru, commander of the military Special Task Force keeping security in Jos, told Reuters by telephone.

"They burnt some cars, quite a number a of cars. The number of people killed, I can't give that yet. We are still checking with local hospital sources," he added. He said there had been several deaths.

Witnesses said Christian youths set up road blocks and attacked Muslims as they gathered in Jos's Gada Biu and Rukuba areas, shooting a number of them dead.

A Reuters witness saw several bodies. At least one was charred after being set alight.

Umaru said the youths had since been "pacified."

Nigeria has a roughly equal Christian-Muslim mix.

More than 200 ethnic groups live side by side in the West African country. Though generally peaceful, Nigeria has seen periodic bouts of religious violence, with Jos in particular showing a tendency to flare up.

At least 80 people were killed in bombings there last December 24 and clashes between Muslim and Christian youths.


http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Nigeria_youths_kill_several_Muslims_during_prayers.html?cid=31017068

Christians desecrate Muslim graves in Britain

The impact of Saturday’s planned English Defence League demonstration in Manchester has rightly been highlighted in coverage of the desecration of Muslim graves in the city’s Southern Cemetery. But the role of the British National Party in inciting hatred against Manchester’s Muslim community should not be ignored.

In recent weeks the BNP have conducted a hysterical campaign (“Genocide: how Islamic colonisation destroys your heritage”) against the conversion of a derelict church in Longsight into an Islamic Centre. The BNP made a particular issue of what they falsely claimed was the demolition of the (long disused) cemetery:


http://loonwatch.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/britainmuslim-graves-desecrated-in-manchester/

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Arkansas Pastor sexually assaulted 3 year old girl

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A pastor of a Texarkana church has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl.

The Texarkana Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/pVeSfw ) 66-year-old Travis Payne is accused of inappropriately touching the girl during revival services on April 25. Payne appeared in court Thursday and entered his plea.

Circuit Judge Joe Griffin set bail at $30,000, which Payne met and was released. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

A woman who was at the April church service told police she saw Payne inappropriately touching the child as she used a back hallway to avoid walking through the sanctuary on the way to the bathroom. The woman told police the girl's pants had been lowered.

The woman first went to church officials, then informed police.


http://www.chron.com/news/article/Texarkana-pastor-charged-in-child-sex-case-2142415.php

Threats cause Catholic High School to cancel Ramadan dinner

Hmm, now if Muslims were on the opposite end........

CINCINNATI — A Roman Catholic high school dropped plans for a Ramadan dinner after hearing complaints about its partnership with a Muslim advocacy group that federal officials have linked to a terror financing case.

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr received "emotionally charged" emails — mostly from outside the area — and asked the girls school to cancel plans to host the Friday night dinner, Kirsten MacDougal, president of Mother of Mercy school, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. The dinner to build goodwill with Muslims will be held instead at a church parish center.

There were no threats among the "heated" complaints over the school's plans to co-host the meal with the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, but the archbishop didn't want to take chances with children's safety, Dan Andriacco, a spokesman for the Cincinnati archdiocese, told The Associated Press on Friday.

"There was an elevated emotional temperature on the part of some people that caused the archbishop concern," Andriacco said.

Roula Allouch, board president of the local CAIR chapter, said she considered canceling the event after she learned of the school's decision, but was grateful that a local group of lay Catholics would rent the parish center to CAIR for the meal.

"It's unfortunate for an event with the purpose of bringing together people of faith" was almost canceled, Allouch told the newspaper.

Andriacco said he had not seen the complaints, but believes they mostly centered on concerns over the national council.

Schnurr was not available for comment.

The school planned to co-host the dinner after groups of Mercy students and students linked with the council worked together on community service, and several families were planning to attend, MacDougal told the AP.

"We share the concern over safety, but it is sad that this has distracted from our positive intent on both sides," she said.

MacDougal didn't know how many complaints the archdiocese received, but said they were mostly emails from people who follow the news about CAIR's national office.

CAIR, based in Washington D.C., is a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. It has been on the radar of federal agencies investigating terrorism for years, and the FBI no longer works directly with the group. Local agents do talk to CAIR officials and have investigated claims of civil rights violations against Muslims, said Mike Brooks, the FBI spokesman in Cincinnati.

"They are not considered to be a terrorist organization or anything like that," Brooks said.

MacDougal said her school and the archdiocese still support interfaith dialogue, but the dinner's proximity to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 also was a factor.

Tom Tegenkamp — whose daughter wanted to attend the event — understands the concerns, but said it was a "shame this had to be canceled over security concerns."

Another Mercy parent, Kelly Jennings, told the Enquirer that she was glad it was canceled.

"There were a lot of parents who were up in arms about it," she said.

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, a time when Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the daylight hours but break their fast with a meal at night that is sometimes shared with non-Muslims.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44286249/ns/us_news-life/

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The embarassing lies of Islam Watch! (Part 1)

So we all know Christians love resorting to hate sites, and they get a lot of their material from them. It's amazing how much these people are willing to lie right infront of our faces.

So this article here: http://www.islam-watch.org/Azam_Kamguian/Lethal-Tribalism-Islam-Cultural-Relativism.htm deals with honor killings and the author tries his best to make it all the more Islamic. This article reads just like wikipedia, with a lot of POV, unsourced, and plain stupidity. There is no such thing as 'family honor' in Islam, it appears nowhere in the Quran or Hadith, so I suggest these morons get a new excuse.

Hundreds of women get shot, burned, strangled, stoned, poisoned, beheaded or stabbed every year in Muslim inhabited countries because their male relatives believe their actions have soiled the family name. They die so that family honour may be preserved. According to tribal and religious culture a woman is a man's possession and a reflection of his honour. It is the man's honour that gets tarnished if a woman is 'loose'. Being killed deliberately and brutally is, in fact, a price that victims pay for attempting to practice their minimal human rights.

One thing that should be mentioned is that the country of India leads the world in honor killings (http://www.stophonourkillings.com/) by a long shot. And I'd says 70% are comitted by Hindu's (though many hindu organizations and groups high disaprove of this act). If we look at the articles they all have a theme. A woman marrying someone her family doesn't approve of. What the Westerners interpret is completely different. Like they'll think the girl secretly dated the boy or something. Well dating in most parts of India (the less Westernized ones) is unheard of, and a majority of the marriages are done arranged. The values of India, especially around the tribal regions are very different from the West.

Both India and Pakistan, as well as some Arab countries still have the class system (100% UN-ISLAMIC). It's dishonarble for a tribe member to mingle with a member of a lower tribe. This is the most frequent theme in honor killings.

Another thing that should be noted is that MEN and BOYS are also frequently killed in honor crimes. So it's not just limited to females.


Because the concepts of male honour and female subservience are deeply ingrained in Islam and in tribal culture, honour killings have become commonplace in Arab and Middle Eastern countries, in other Muslim inhabited countries and Muslim immigrant communities in the West.

Uh no, I find no evidence of such in the Quran or Hadith and its strange the author never provides and Quran verses or Hadiths. While its true due to CULTURE there is that male honor thing, it has nothing to due with Islam.

Frequently, honour killings are conducted in an even more calculated manner. In the patriarchy/religion-ridden society where a woman's honour is a family's only measurable commodity, male family members and elder women gather to vote on the death of women. They also decide who will carry out the killing, usually someone under the age of 18 who will be treated more leniently under the law. Murderers walk almost free, no witnesses speak, so the court has to believe what the perpetrator says, and he gets the minimum charge, although it is homicide and it is calculated and is in cold blood.

How does this guy get all this inside info? Because he doesn't, he's from Islam Watch. And thats really wierd because of all the honor killings in the West have been done by males OVER the age of 18.

Is this the stone age? Courts look at DNA, motives, the interogation of witnesses and suspects etc, they don't just immediately decide that the killer is free.

The articles regarding honour killing in the penal codes of the Middle Eastern countries conform to or are influenced by the Islamic Shari'a Law. These articles are found in the penal codes of majority of Arab and Middle Eastern countries. Article 562 in Lebanon (abolished in February 1999), Article 340 in Jordan, Article 548 in Syria, Article 153 in Kuwait, Article 237 in Egypt, Article 309 in Iraq, Article 334 in the United Arab Emirate, Article 70 in Bahrain, Article 179 in Iran before 1979, Articles 418-424 in Morocco, and Article 252 in Oman. Saudi Arabia, Iran, the Sudan, Pakistan and Qatar apply the Islamic Shari'a law.

Now this part really made me chuckle. So much that I recall I even slapped my knee once. Firstly, Syria is a secular country with no Sharia. The same with Jordan. And Lebanon is a Christian country. But the thing about Lebanon is that Hezbollah is very active into denouncing honor killings and the sprirtual leader has called for severe punishments for those who commit such crimes. And just a little note, Sharia had little to do with creating penal codes, many Arab countries use the Napolian Code (who btw was a Christian).
Now what made me laugh was the fact that this author blindly labeled articles of several countries, but how true are they?

ARTICLE 153 of KUWAIT (from http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ku00000_.html)

[Monopoly]
No monopoly may be granted except by a law and for a limited period.

Wait what? Oh my God how dare they put such a degrading thing in their constitution! This goes against women's right!!

ARTICLE 237 of EGYPT (from http://www.egypt.gov.eg/english/laws/constitution/chp_five/part_Eight.aspx)

Oh, um the egyptian constitution only goes up to Article 184.

ARTICLE 309 of IRAQ (from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/12/AR2005101201450.html)

Oh um the Iraqi constitution only goes up to Article 139.

ARICLTE 334 of UAE (from http://www.helplinelaw.com/law/uae/constitution/constitution01.php)

Oh um actually the UAE constitution only goes up to 12 articles.

ARTICLE 70 of BAHRAIN (from http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ba00000_.html)

[Legislation]
No law shall be promulgated unless approved by both the Consultative Council and the Chamber of Deputies, or the National Assembly as the situation demands, and ratified by the King.

Wait, what?

ARICLTE 179 of Iran- Hmmm dear author what happened in Iran at this time? Oh ya the friggin ISLAMIC REVOLUTION, where MULLAH'S cam into power. They created ISLAMIC banking, ISLAMIC shooling, an ISLAMIC constitution, an ISLAMIC dress code. So because they came to Islam, all non-Islamic things were forbidden.

Now as for Morocco, that is just like Syria and Jordan. These so called Muslim countries of Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, and Algeria are secular Muslim countries with no dress code, gambling and alcohol and prostitution legalized (you find strip clubs right nxst to mosques). Any attenpt to label these countries as 'Islamic' is sheer blasphemy. Oman is an ibadi country, a heretical sect of Islam. So any argument fails about Oman.

The author then listed some Muslim countries, yet NONE of their constitutions or penal codes condone honor killings. The author thought we'd fall into his moronic trap of false claims, so he just was like 'what the heck' and threw in a few more Muslim countries, thinking we'd see a pattern (though as we clearly saw this author cannot read nor count properly, maybe thats why he's so ill upon Islam). Oh and can the author find me a SINGLE honor killing in Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Maldives, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia or Brunei?

Judges and police officers have been known to side with the "wronged" man. Judges usually look for justifiable excuses to exonerate the killers. It is ironic that society denies women certain rights under the pretext that they are emotional beings and may become irrational when under pressure, while resorting to the "emotion argument' as an excuse for men's behavior in 'honour crimes'. A man is not accused of adultery unless the act occurs in the marital home, and if there is proof of adultery, the punishment must not exceed six months imprisonment.

Yeah thats no wrong I'm not even gonna respond to this. Can we all see a pattern from this fool (may Allah guide him btw)? He's pulling all of this outta his arse!! He's CLEARLY making stuff up right infront of our eyes!!

No Muslim is allowed to take the law into his/her own hands, thats a grave sin to do so. All the honor killings have happened because families decided to create their own judgments (and of course we know the reasons for honor killing are totally haraam). Only top Islamic authorities can carry out punishments, NO one else is allowed to. Many non-Muslim haters complain that Muslims in the west bring sharia into their own hands, that's just unislamic. Again, ONLY top Islamic authorities from ISLAMIC COUNTRIES are allowed to make judgements on criminal issues.

Pastor arrested for raping female worshippers

A CONTROVERSIAL South African pastors now runs a church for sexual activities in which he woodwink female worshippers into bed under false pretence of cleansing their sins, it has been reported.

The church pastor popularly known among worshippers as Prophet Paseka “Mbhoro” Motsoeneng is sexually serving young and desperate women who visit his congregation with the home of rebuilding their shattered lives.

Mbhoro has allegedly been getting to “know” his patient and personal assistant

Olipha Dube-Modiga an unsuspecting troubled woman found her self in the pastor’s bed, then discovered that there were many other girls of her age also being sexually serviced by the daring “prophet”

He is married and does this behind his wife’s back

Now the extra-marital affair has backfired and is the subject of a police matter after Mbhoro laid charges of intimidation and crimen injury against her.


http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6413:pastor-demanding-sex-from-worshippers&catid=38:travel-tips&Itemid=18

A little note, the word 'Prophet' for a church official in Africa is quite common and has no divine qualities. In this particular context the word is given to honourable religious men.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Former Youth Pastor charged with forcible rape on two girls

A former Orange County High School girls soccer coach and youth minister charged in April with forcible rape of two girls was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on 10 felony charges.

In addition to the rape charges, Steven M. Bowers Jr., 32, who lives in the town of Orange, was indicted on six counts of taking indecent liberties and two counts of sexual object penetration.

According to Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney Diana Wheeler, the victims live in Spotsylvania County. They are now teenagers and were never students at Orange High School, where Bowers had a part-time job coaching the girls soccer team.

All of the alleged sexual offenses involved the two girls and occurred in the town of Orange.

Bowers was relieved of his coaching duties after he was arrested on March 30. He was also relieved of his duties as a youth minister with the Salem Fields Community Church.

Susan Coleman, chief executive officer of the church, issued a statement in April saying that the incidents Bowers was charged with took place before he was employed by the church.

Bowers was released on $25,000 bond after a hearing before Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Frank Somerville on April 11.

At a preliminary hearing before Judge Somerville June 13, the two rape charges were certified to the Circuit Court, which, along with the eight additional charges, were presented to the grand jury yesterday.

As a condition of his bond, Bowers cannot be in the presence of anyone under 18 without the supervision of an adult. The exceptions are his own three children and a nephew who is in his custody.

Bowers must stay at least 50 feet away from the alleged victims and is not allowed to go their residence or school. He also cannot go to his wife's place of employment because she works with children. He cannot use drugs or alcohol.

Appearing before Circuit Judge Daniel R. Bouton yesterday, Bowers said he had not hired a lawyer but was working out the financial arrangements with Charlottesville attorney Lloyd Snook.

Bouton told Bowers to return to court Oct. 3 for an attorney-status hearing.



http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/082011/08162011/645684

Pastor threatened female inmate if she didn't have sex with him

DUNLAP, TN (WRCB) -- A Sequatchie County pastor is charged with having sex with an inmate.

Before his arrest, Charles Rawlins didn't have so much as a traffic ticket on his record. Some locals refuse to believe it, but police say otherwise. In an interview with the TBI, Pastor Charles Rawlins admitted to having sexual contact with an inmate.

"I know people that go to the church there, they say he's the finest man they've known, just shocked, hate to think it is true," said Dunlap resident Steve Harmon.

According the affidavit, it is true. Charles Rawlins admitted to having sex with a female inmate on four different occasions this year at the Sequatchie County Food Bank which he started years ago.

Rawlins who pastors the Covenant Fellowship Center with his wife, works with the Sequatchie County Jail Ministry Program.

"We as Christians should set the standards and show other people Christ through us, so it's very disheartening to hear something like this," said Sharon Neighbors a concerned Christian.

Neighbors isn't a member of the Covenant Fellowship Center, but she like everyone else we talked to feels for Rawlins' family, and church members.

"He's supposed to be teaching us the right way, and he goes out and does something like that. That confuses a person if they're just learning, trying to follow the right steps. Well if my minister can do it, I can do it," said Stewart

The TBI said that they were investigating Rawlins for sexual contact with an inmate.

They were rushed to make an arrest when a witness said Rawlins made a threat by saying, "bad things happen to bad people."

Stewart said it's just tough to trust anyone these days, but she said she's not going to judge, it's not her job.

"There's only one judge and one judge only. We ain't got the right to judge him, just the good lord up above can. But it's not giving a good example of God's people," said Stewart.


http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/15293321/dunlap-pastor-charged-for-a-sex-crime

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Freedom of expression under attack? Russian court bans Mickey Mouse painting because it offends Christians



A court in central Russia has ruled that a painting of the Sermon on the Mount that features Mickey Mouse instead of Jesus Christ is extremist, the regional prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Unless the Kaluga Region court's ruling is successfully appealed, the painting will be banned from exhibitions, newspapers, magazines or television. The case was heard in the Kaluga Region after a local complained to the authorities.

Alexander Savko's Sermon on the Mount painting - part of a series entitled Mickey Mouse's Travels Though Art History - was first shown at a controversial 2007 exhibition called Forbidden Art.

"During the court hearing, it was established that Savko's technique of uniting the image of Jesus Christ, which is sacred for Christians, and the comical image of Mickey Mouse, which in this situation is vulgar, has turned the graphic work into a caricature of Jesus Christ," a statement on the prosecutor's office's website says.

"The Gospel story is therefore presented by the artist in the form of a comic, which is an extremely cynical and mocking insult to the religious beliefs and feelings of Orthodox Christian believers," it says, adding that the court agreed with the prosecutor's reasoning.

A probe into the legality of the painting was launched in 2007 after a Christian organization accused the Forbidden Art curators of defacing religious symbols. The Moscow City Court in 2010 ruled the exhibition's organizers were guilty of inciting national and religious hatred and fined them.

"It's hard to comment on this news, as this is utter absurdity," an official at Moscow's Aidan Gallery - where Savko's paintings have been exhibited, told gazeta.ru.

Savko was unavailable for comment.


http://en.rian.ru/art_living/20110819/165945914.html

Christian ministry says there's over 150 sects of Islam?

So Contender Ministries is another Christian hate site, aiming to tarnish Islam by spreading lies.

According to the Traditions, Muhammad predicted that his followers would become divided into seventy-three sects, every one of whom would go to hell, except one sect, the religion professed by himself and his companions. However the number of Islamic sects, now over 150, has far exceeded Muhammad's prediction.

There's no actual number because there's different sects, and some sects are considered the same just different names, there's some movements that some consider sects, some sects that are disputed if they fall within Islam (NOTE: some religions like Sikhism and Bahai have some Islamic elements but are not considered branches of Islam) but nonetheless lets try to break it down and see if CM is a practicer of Philippians 1:18:

SUNNI ISLAM
Only 1 branch, but a few movements (4 in total) that are said to fall within Sunni Islam. So we'll say there's 5 here.

SHIA (SHIITE) ISLAM
Twelvers make up the majority and there's 4 other branches:

ISMAILI ISLAM
8 branches

ZAIDIYYA

ALAWI

ALEVI

So we're done with the Shia affiliated sects (5 in total)

SUFISM
10 branches

AHMADIYYA
2 branches

KHARIJITE
1 branch

AHL-E HAQQ
1 branch

MESSIAH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
1 branch

MOORISH SCIENCE
1 branch

NATION OF ISLAM
2 branches

QURAN ALONE
2 branches

ZIKRI
1 branch

TOTAL (adding up ALL sects/movements/branches) we get 39. Thats not 150, jus sayin.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Polish court clears rock singer of insulting Christians

Imagine if we were the ones who got offended, we'd be made fun of, attacked, told to go away etc.

A Polish judge has found a death metal singer not guilty of offending religious feeling, ruling that his act of ripping up a Bible during a show was a form of artistic expression consistent with the style of his band.

Adam Darski, who goes by the stage name Nergal and is the frontman for Behemoth, was charged after he tore up the book during a 2007 concert in Gdynia, in northern Poland.

He had been cleared by a court last year but prosecutors appealed that verdict. Concert video footage showed Darski throwing the torn pages to the audience and asking fans to burn them.

According to the Polish news agency PAP, he also called the Bible "a deceitful book" and the church a "criminal sect" – strong language in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski, in issuing his ruling, said it considered Darski's actions "a form of art" consistent with the style of his band. He added that the court had no intention of limiting freedom of expression or the right to criticise religion.

The court said audience members who testified said their religious feelings had not been hurt despite the fact they were Christians.

The musician said on his band's website that he was pleased with the verdict.

"I'm so glad to see that intelligence won over religious fanatics in my home country. Tho [sic] there's still so much work to be done to make things right," he wrote in English under his stage name.

The 34-year-old was not present in court. A celebrity in his homeland, he has been largely out of the public eye for months. According to the website, Darski was diagnosed with leukaemia last summer and has been undergoing chemotherapy after a bone marrow transplant.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/18/polish-death-metal-singer-cleared

Friday, August 19, 2011

Michelle Bachmann campaign official spent time in jail for terrorism against homosexuals



Meet Peter Waldron, the Michele Bachmann staffer widely credited with being responsible for securing the Christian voters that led to Bachmann winning the Iowa Straw Poll last weekend. You’ve probably never heard of him before, because he’s spent a good portion of the past number of years in Africa.

Or rather, in jail in Africa. For terrorism.

Waldron, who posed as an American CIA agent (He’s not one.) while in Uganda, worked extensively with David Bahati and Pastor Martin Ssempa to promote the country’s internationally-decried Kill The Gays Bill – the piece of legislation seeking to punish homosexuals with the death penalty.

At some point during his pretend spy games or his campaigning to round up and kill off all of Uganda’s LGBT citizens, Waldron was arrested for illegal possession of assault rifles and ammunition just days before the country’s first multi-party election in two decades. Now what on earth would a good ol’ Christian fella need assault rifles for on election day?

Waldron was charged with terrorism, and locked in jail for 37 days until the Bush administration intervened and had him set free in 2006.

Which bring us to today. Peter Waldron has been hired to serve as a senior staff member for Michele Bachmann‘s presidential campaign. Again, a convicted terrorist who advocates the murder of an entire country’s LGBT population, and who allegedly planned on getting all assault rifle-y on election day has been hired by Michele Bachmann to help her win the American presidential election.

No – seriously.


http://unicornbooty.com/2011/08/bachmann-hires-kill-the-gays-bill-supporter-arrested-for-terrorism/

Does any sane person believe in Pamela Geller?

Besides David Wood and a handful of christian apologists, nope. Crazy woman, I swear she's got some mental problem.

A few months ago, a Kazakh diplomat (who has been labeled as mentally unstable) pulled out a knife and wanted to be taken to Libya. His name is Valery Tolmachev, and thats actually a Christian name. 30% of Kazakhs are Christian. So this was no muslim terrorist, it was a christian one and sites like atlas and bare naked islam labeled this guy a Muslim. Funny, Pamela said the odds of this guy being methodist is 10:1. Well I guess its our lucky day because he's a holy spirit guided christian.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/04/hijacker-thwarted-on-alitalia-flight-from-paris-to-rome-demanded-plane-be-flown-to-libya.html

*UPDATE barenakedislam has now removed there article on valery, guess they can't handle all the 'christianphobes'.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pastor arrested for raping 5 sisters

The Head Pastor of African Faith Tabernacle, Rev. Paul Nkansah, has been arrested for allegedly raping five sisters at Akyem Akiase in the Eastern Region.

Rev. Nkansah, who was alleged to have confessed to having affair with the five sisters, said he committed the crime on the orders of some celestial powers.

The sexual escapade of the pastor came to light when a sister of the victims, Afia Baby, fell ill and was sent to the pastor at Akyem Akiase for spiritual healing, but died in the process.

Not satisfied with circumstances leading to the death of Afia Baby, her relatives consulted an oracle, which revealed that Pastor Nkansah could not cure the girl because he had committed an abomination by allegedly raping five sisters and invoking curses on a sixth person, Madam Elizabeth Abadanakia, who is a relative of the deceased.

On the basis of the revelation by the oracle, the mother of the victims confronted her daughters, who confessed that the pastor had raped them.

The mother, apparently terrified by the incident, reported the case to the Krontihene and regent of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Oberempong Saforo Gyamfi Kyereh, who convened a meeting of chiefs to listen to the complaint on Tuesday, August 16, 201l.

At that meeting, which was attended by Pastor Nkansah and some of his church members, one of the victims (name withheld) narrated the circumstances under which Pastor Nkansah raped her.

According to her, she visited her sister who was receiving treatment at Pastor Nkansah’s prayer camp at Akiase.

She said during the visit, Pastor Nkansah claimed that the spirit had revealed to him that she was being tormented by evil spirits and, therefore, needed deliverance.

Pastor Nkansah was said to have told the woman to bring a piece of cloth and also demanded GH¢1,200 and advised her to add the cloth to the money, put them under her pillow and sleep on them for one week before submitting them to him.

The woman alleged that when she sent the items to the pastor, he told her to wait until midnight when the ritual could be performed to neutralise the evil forces tormenting her.

She said at midnight, the pastor poured water and oil into a bucket and sent her to a bush on a hill and instructed her to strip naked and bath.

She said on their return to the prayer camp, Pastor Nkansah invited her to his bedroom where he smeared her body with anointing oil before telling her that he had been instructed by the ‘Holy Spirit’ to have sex with her, which was necessary for her deliverance, a request which she resisted.

The victim said Pastor Nkansah dipped his hands into a glass and took some powder and sprinkled it on her face and body.

She said she became unconscious and when she regained consciousness, she realised that she had been raped by Pastor Nkansah, who warned her not to reveal her ordeal to anybody, otherwise she would die prematurely.

The other four victims, including a 15-year-old junior high school (JHS) student, also revealed how they were allegedly raped by the pastor, using the same tricks.

After admitting his guilt of committing incest and casting a spell on the family of the victims, Pastor Nkansah was fined a ram and two bottles of schnapps by Oberempong Saforo Gyamfi Kyereh.

The Krontihene then handed the pastor over to plain-clothes policemen who whisked him away to the Oda District Police Headquarters, where he was placed in custody to assist in investigations.


http://edition.myjoyonline.com/pages/crime/201108/71300.php

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christian Parents murder adopted girl because the Bible told them to

CHICO, Calif. (CBS/KOVR) Three years ago, Kevin Schatz and his wife Elizabeth did something so noble, a local television station featured them; the pair decided to adopt three children from Liberia. Now, they're accused of killing one of the children because she mispronounced a word.

Photo: Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz.

Prosecutors say that the California couple used quarter-inch plastic tubing to beat their seven-year-old adopted daughter to death.

Apparently, they got the idea from a fundamentalist Christian group, which promotes this as a way of training children to be obedient.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says for several hours the 7-year-old was held down by Elizabeth and beaten dozens of times by Kevin on the back of her body which caused massive tissue damage.

"It was torture," says Ramsey.

Another 11-year-old adopted child was allegedly critically beaten for "being a liar and a bad influence on the 7-year-old."

The District Attorney points to a book written by a Tennessee evangelist named Michael Pearl, who the Schatz's have told police they were following.

Pearl's website, nogreaterjoy.org, suggests "A swift whack with the plastic tubing would sting but not bruise. Give ten licks at a time, more if the child resists."

"This is not a good ole' fashion spanking, it certainly is way beyond that," says Ramsey.

The alleged beating happened on a piece of property in Paradise, Calif., where the three adopted children and the Schatz's six biological children were homeschooled. Paradise is 90 miles north of Sacramento.

The family rarely left, and they even grew their own food there.

If convicted, Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz face life in prison.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-6009742-504083.html

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ugandan gay rights activist murdered- American Evangelists involved

Let it be known Uganda is 85% Christian and really no seperation of church and state.

NAIROBI, Kenya — David Kato knew he was a marked man.

As the most outspoken gay rights advocate in Uganda, a country where homophobia is so severe that Parliament is considering a bill to execute gay people, Mr. Kato had received a stream of death threats, his friends said. A few months ago, a Ugandan newspaper ran an antigay diatribe with Mr. Kato’s picture on the front page under a banner urging, “Hang Them.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Kato was beaten to death with a hammer in his rough-and-tumble neighborhood. Police officials were quick to chalk up the motive to robbery, but members of the small and increasingly besieged gay community in Uganda suspect otherwise.

“David’s death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S. evangelicals in 2009,” Val Kalende, the chairwoman of one of Uganda’s gay rights groups, said in a statement. “The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S. evangelicals must take responsibility for David’s blood.”

Ms. Kalende was referring to visits in March 2009 by a group of American evangelicals, who held rallies and workshops in Uganda discussing how to turn gay people straight, how gay men sodomized teenage boys and how “the gay movement is an evil institution” intended to “defeat the marriage-based society.”

The Americans involved said they had no intention of stoking a violent reaction. But the antigay bill was drafted shortly thereafter. Some of the Ugandan politicians and preachers who wrote it had attended those sessions and said that they had discussed the legislation with the Americans.

After growing international pressure and threats from a few European countries to cut assistance — Uganda relies on hundreds of millions of dollars of aid — Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, indicated that the bill would be scrapped.

But more than a year later, that has not happened, and the legislation remains a simmering issue in Parliament. Some political analysts say the bill could be passed in the coming months, after a general election in February that is expected to return Mr. Museveni, who has been in office for 25 years, to power.

On Thursday, Don Schmierer, one of the American evangelicals who visited Uganda in 2009, said Mr. Kato’s death was “horrible.”

“Naturally, I don’t want anyone killed, but I don’t feel I had anything to do with that,” said Mr. Schmierer, who added that in Uganda he had focused on parenting skills. He also said that he had been a target of threats himself, recently receiving more than 600 messages of hate mail related to his visit.

“I spoke to help people,” he said, “and I’m getting bludgeoned from one end to the other.”

Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.

But Uganda seems to be on the front lines of this battle. Conservative Christian groups that espouse antigay beliefs have made great headway in this country and wield considerable influence. Uganda’s minister of ethics and integrity, James Nsaba Buturo, who describes himself as a devout Christian, has said, “Homosexuals can forget about human rights.”

At the same time, American groups that defend gay rights have also poured money into Uganda to help the beleaguered gay community.

In October, a Ugandan newspaper called Rolling Stone (with a circulation of roughly 2,000 and no connection to the American magazine) published an article that included photos and the whereabouts of gay men and lesbians, including several well-known activists like Mr. Kato.

The paper said homosexuals were raiding schools and recruiting children, a belief that is quite widespread in Uganda and has helped drive the homophobia.

Mr. Kato and a few other activists sued the paper and won. This month, Uganda’s High Court ordered Rolling Stone to pay hundreds of dollars in damages and to cease publishing the names of people it said were gay.

But the danger remained.

“I had to move houses,” said Stosh Mugisha, a woman who is going through a transition to become a man. “People tried to stone me. It’s so scary. And it’s getting worse.”

On Thursday, Giles Muhame, Rolling Stone’s managing editor, said he did not think that Mr. Kato’s killing had anything to do with what his paper had published.

“There is no need for anxiety or for hype,” he said. “We should not overblow the death of one.”

But that one man was considered a founding father of Uganda’s nascent gay rights movement. In an interview in 2009, Mr. Kato shared his life story, how he was raised in a conservative family where “we grew up brainwashed that it was wrong to be in love with a man.”

He was a high school teacher who had graduated from some of Uganda’s best schools, and he moved to South Africa in the mid-1990s, where he came out. A few years ago, he organized what he claimed was Uganda’s first gay rights news conference in Kampala, the capital, and said he was punched in the face and cracked in the nose by police officers soon afterward.

Friends said that Mr. Kato had recently put an alarm system in his house and was killed by an acquaintance, someone who had been inside several times before and was seen by neighbors on Wednesday. Mr. Kato’s neighborhood on the outskirts of Kampala is known as a rough one, where several people have recently been beaten to death with iron bars.

Judith Nabakooba, a police spokeswoman, said Mr. Kato’s death did not appear to be a hate crime, though the investigation had just started. “It looks like theft, as some things were stolen,” Ms. Nabakooba said.

But Nikki Mawanda, a friend who was born female and lives as a man, said: “This is a clear signal. You don’t know who’s going to do it to you.”

Mr. Kato was in his mid-40s, his friends said. He was a fast talker, fidgety, bespectacled, slightly built and constantly checking over his shoulder, even in the envelope of darkness of an empty lot near a disco, where he was interviewed in 2009.

He said then that he wanted to be a “good human rights defender, not a dead one, but an alive one.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/africa/28uganda.html

Almost 60% of American Christians support the killings of civillians

http://www.loonwatch.com/2011/08/surveys-show-muslims-in-every-country-less-likely-to-justify-killing-civilians-than-americans-and-israelis/

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jewish Professor on comparative religion embraces Islam

My name is James Frankel. I’ll be talking a little bit to you about my experience of coming to Islam.

I’m speaking to you now from Honolulu, Hawaii, and it’s September 2010.

I’m a professor of comparative religion. I teach classes of Islam also at the University of Hawaii. I’ve been living in Hawaii now for just over 2 years and I’m just entering my third year

Some brothers asked me if I could speak about my experiences so hopefully insha’Allah I could do this today and I hope this will be helpful to anybody. May Allah give us all hidayah.

The Early Years

I came to Hawaii 2 years ago, and before that I lived in New York city where I was born and raised. I was born in 1969 and grew up in Manhattan, part of the time in Brooklyn for a few years in my life. For the most part, I had a very happy family life. My parents raised me not with any particular religion but I think with basic set of moral values. Actually, by heritage I have a Jewish background, but I grew up in a very secular household where there wasn’t a lot of religious practices.

The only connection I ever had with a religion was from my father’s side, my grandmother who was a practicing Jew. It’s from her that I learned a few things, bible stories, stories of the prophets. For a brief period my parents actually attempted to send me to a Hebrew school to learn more but I was not very comfortable there and actually got kicked out for asking too many questions, so this is probably my character that brought me to where I’m today. As a professor and as a Muslim, I continued to ask a lot of questions.

So, I grew up in this way without any religious foundation. This continued through my life and my late teens. I had actually 2 experiences that are worth mentioning. One, at the age of 13, I read the communist manifesto of Karl Marx and decided that I was a communist. I thought the values were sound and thought the philosophy was potentially beneficial to people.

Also at that time, I suppose this might be one of the earliest exposures to Islam that I can remember, my best friend at that time was from Pakistan. I went to an international school so I had friends from all over the world. My Pakistani friend gave me a copy of the Quran and he wanted me to read it. He said “I don’t want you to go to Hell”. Of course at this period of my life thoughts of hell were not really in my consciousness. I think I took the book and put it on my shelf and there it stayed for many years without being opened.

A Couple of years later I think I became quite disillusioned about communism as I learned more about the way that communism is actually practiced in many countries of the world and so I gave up the philosophy as well. It really wasn’t until I entered university that I began to ask the questions that will lead me directly onto this path. I think as a child I was always thoughtful and I always wondered about the meaning of life. Those basic questions about why we are here, where we are going and why we suffer, all of these things were always present in my mind even when I was a child. But as I got older and when I went to university, I focused a lot more on my studies until I had a particular experience.

Remember the grandmother that I mentioned before? In university, I was living in Washington DC and I got a phone call from my cousin who was going to school in Maryland and there was a surprise visit from my grandmother, my aunt and another cousin and they took me out for dinner. I spent the evening basically just talking to my grandmother. I told her about my plans to start studying Chinese which I was doing at that time. I told her about my plans to move back to New York and my transfer to Columbia University. It was as if she was giving me her blessing on all of these various decisions that I was making in my life as a young adult.

At the end of the evening, I was walking with her to the car and at the parking of this restaurant, she turned her ankle and she tripped and I asked her “Grandma, are you OK?” and she said don’t worry about me, just worry about yourself “OK” I thought and I continued to walk with her to the car, I opened the door, she got in and I kissed her goodnight and I said, “Well, I guess the next time I see you will be in thanksgiving when I get back to New York” and she said to me “God willing”. I didn’t think of it that much at the time. I closed the door and off they drove.

Grandma's Death

My cousin took me back to my dormitory and I went to bed. Early on the next morning I got a phone call and it was my cousin. I asked him why he is calling so early and there was no other way to say it, he just said “Grandma died”, and I said “Really?!” I thought he was joking maybe. I said “What are you talking about?” and he explained that she had a heart attack in her sleep. Of course her final words to me were echoing in my ears. I said I will see you soon and she said God willing, and I said are you ok, and she said take care of yourself. So to this day, it was an unexpected visit and of course unexpected departure for her. And to this day I can only wonder about the meaning of that encounter with my grandmother who of course as I said was my only link to traditional religion.

I went back to New York for the funeral and it was a traditional Jewish funeral and the Rabbi who was doing the eulogy spoke about my grandmother and said “Sarah was a rare treasure and God has taken that treasure back.” I thought OK, that is what the Rabbi would say. When the Rabbi came to my grandfather’s house to pay his respects, I wanted to ask him some questions about certain practices that are practiced in the Jewish home at the time of someone’s death. He told me not to worry about those things. He said that’s just a tradition. I said “OK, but how about this, in your sermon you said that my grandmother, I don’t know how well you knew her, but you said that she was taken by God, so where is she? And for that matter, where shall I go? Where will you go? And why are we here", and all those questions that well up in the human heart.

The Rabbi, I remember very clearly, looked at his watch and said “I have to go”. I don’t think he realized how angry that made me. Also, I don’t think he realized that he set me on a course that would lead me to where I’m today because I became very interested in those questions.


Keep reading here: http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/3469/453397.html

Friday, August 12, 2011

Edinburgh Pastor charged for molesting 13 year old girl

An Edinburgh church pastor has been accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Joseph P. Taylor, 55, was charged with child molesting.

A 13-year-old girl told police that she and Taylor had a sexual relationship, which began late last year.

She had known Taylor since she was 7 years old because he was a youth minister at Who So Ever Will Church. Taylor is now the minister of his own church, called Freedom in Christ Church, according to the police report.

Taylor denied the allegations to police. Taylor said he had only touched the girl to hug her and give her a kiss on the forehead, and the two never had sex, the report said.


http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/local_story/Edinburgh_pastor_charged_with__1313167684/

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baptist Pastor arrested for beating, raping 13 year old female relative

What? No CNN or FOX? No Rob Spencer or David Wood? Seems like he's an Israeli supporter too. Wow how Christian can he get?

The pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Bayside, who is awaiting court dates for two separate incidences in Queens and Connecticut, was arrested last month by Norwalk, Conn., police for allegedly violating a court-imposed protective order, according to Norwalk Superior Court.

On July 5, Phillip Joubert was arrested for allegedly placing a call to a supposed assault victim from his phone, according to Norwalk’s The Hour newspaper. The police claim Joubert did not talk to the victim, but she could hear him speaking in the background.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, on Nov. 14, 2009,Joubert allegedly hit a female relative in the face and several times about her torso after he came home to find his Norwalk apartment messy, The Hour reported. Norwalk Superior Court has his address in that city listed as 21 Lexington Ave.

The Queens district attorney’s office previously said the alleged victim was 13 years old.

According to court documents, the child’s mother reported the alleged abuse to police after Joubert had left on a trip to Israel, telling officers he hit the girl with “as much force as he would use if he was hitting a grown man,” The Hour reported.

Norwalk police said that while the officers were interviewing the victim and her mother, the victim allegedly confided in her mother that Joubert had sexually abused her at his Queens home, at 45-57 206th St. in Bayside, in the summer of 2009, according to The Hour.

The police officers turned the sex abuse case over to police in Queens and applied for a warrant for Joubert’s arrest on the domestic violence case, the newspaper reported. He was arrested in Norwalk on Dec. 31, 2009, and a judge at Norwalk Superior Court issued a protective order that stipulated he was to stay away from the alleged victim and have no contact with her.

His next court date in Norwalk is Sept. 15 on charges of third-degree assault and risk of injury to a child.

In Queens, Joubert was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Lenora Gerald on Nov. 25, 2009, on two counts of rape in the first degree, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. His next court date on the charges is Oct. 12.

Victor Robinson, the sexton at Community Baptist, said he expected the reverend’s “situation” to be over by the end of the year “one way or the other.”


http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/08/11/queens/qns_joubert_20110811.txt

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Toronto Christian teacher charged for sexually assaulting 13 year old girl

A Toronto school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting his 13-year-old student.

Police allege that Orlando Fusaro, 37, developed an “inappropriate relationship” with a girl at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School during the 2010/11 academic year and that it continued into the summer.

Students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 attend the school near Lawrence Ave. and Weston Rd. Police believe “there’s a potential for more victims” and are asking students and parents to come forward.

The girl’s mother brought the complaint to police, said Toronto Police Det. Rick Ramjattan.

“It was only after a mother found that her daughter was behaving abnormally that the daughter finally came forward and told her about the relationship,” Ramjattan said.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board will offer counselling to students and parents, said spokesperson Mary Walker.

“We will have support in place when school reopens should anyone be distressed by this news or feel that their child needs any sort of support,” Walker said.

Fusaro has been teaching at the school “for a number of years,” Walker said.

Since school is out of session, the board cannot immediately suspend Fusaro, she added.

“This is all so fresh to us,” Walker said. “If it comes to the point that it’s September and it’s not resolved then he would be suspended.”

Fusaro was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference on Tuesday. The Woodbridge man appeared in court Wednesday and was released on bail. His next court appearance is Sept. 13.

Fusaro has been a certified teacher since 1998 and holds a good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997 and a Bachelor of Education in 1998, both from York University, according to his OCT profile.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1037596--toronto-teacher-charged-with-sex-assault?bn=1

Church fights erupts, mother stabbed by deacon

Oh okay so when Christians and Christian news networks (FOX) claim we Muslims are violent and so are our mosques despite the fact they never bring evidence, they themselves can get a free pass when church officials carry tasers and 18 inch knives??

MOBILE COUNTY, Alabama -- A minister of music at a church in the St. Elmo community Tased the pastor who had just fired him Sunday, touching off a fight and various knife slashings, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mobile County deputies were called just after 1 p.m. to New Welcome Baptist Church in the 8600 block of Boe Road.

The mayhem erupted when the Rev. Darryl Riley told minister of music Simone Moore that he was no longer needed and gave him a final paycheck, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Moore disagreed with the amount of the check and an argument broke out, in which Moore wielded a Taser gun, according to the account given to deputies.

Several church members became involved, including Agolia Moore, the music minister’s mother, who suffered a stab wound at the hands of a deacon, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The deacon was identified as Harvey Hunt.

People hurt in the fight were treated at a hospital and released to go home, officials said.

A warrant for second-degree assault was signed on Moore, while Hunt was the subject of a warrant alleging third-degree assault.

Moore and Riley told dueling versions of the events to a Press-Register reporter who spoke with them Monday.

Moore, with bandages on his forehead and right hand, acknowledged that he had a Taser, but denied using it on Riley.

When asked why he was carrying a Taser on Sunday, Moore said, “I didn’t trust the situation.”

Moore said he was ready to leave as minister of music, but wanted to give two weeks notice and get paid for that time. He maintained that the chairman of the deacon board agreed to that arrangement.

Moore’s description of the Sunday events was as follows: He was asked to meet with the pastor and deacons after services and was told he was being let go. His mother went with him into the meeting. The deacons told her to leave, but Moore told her to stay put. A deacon wrote Moore a check for $300 and handed it to him. Moore said the amount was incorrect.

Moore said that two deacons told him that they would not pay another $600 that he believed was due him.

He claimed that the men grabbed him and he struggled with them, and that Hunt pulled out a knife with a black handle,

He said that his mother, Agolia, ran for help, bringing back his 53-year-old brother.

Moore said that he received cuts to his forehead and little finger on his right hand that required a combined nine stitches. He said that his mother received 19 stitches for a stab wound to her hand.

Moore said that he had served as the minister of music for six years. A Mobile County public school special education teacher, Moore ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Riley, New Welcome’s pastor, has a different recollection of Sunday’s events: The meeting with Moore was held in the conference room in the church’s all-purpose building. Riley said that Moore became angry and demanded another $600.

“The deacons and myself said we were not going to pay him because this Sunday was supposed to be his last. Once you are terminated, we are no longer under any obligation for any other funds to be paid to an employee,” Riley said.

“At that point, he pointed the Taser at me.”

Riley said he was Tased twice on his left arm. He said that Moore also struck Hunt in the head with a money box. Hunt received two cuts that required 32 stitches, he said.

Riley said that Agolia Moore would not have been injured if she had left the meeting. He said he believes she was cut by a knife that Simone Moore’s brother was carrying.

“He had a long, 18-inch knife. I believe it was her son that cut her because he was swinging erratically,” Riley said.

When asked whether it might have been more prudent to send Moore a termination letter with the check inside, Riley answered, “I would have taken that approach, but the deacons wanted to meet with him privately and in person, and I yielded to their suggestion.”


http://blog.al.com/live/2011/08/mobile_county_sheriffs_office_8.html

Senior Pastor arrested for indecent exposure towards women

The former senior pastor at Jarrettown United Methodist Church in Dresher has been arrested on charges he allegedly exposed himself to two women within the church building.

Richard Rogers Jr., 46, whose address is listed as the church parsonage at 1458 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to the criminal complaint filed by Upper Dublin police Det. Michael Gommer.

Rogers allegedly exposed himself to two female employees of the Dresher School of Music, which rents space in the church building, located at 1460 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher.

The two employees reported the incidents to Upper Dublin police July 27, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

One woman reported in February, while working at the Dresher School of Music, she decided to go to the Friendship Center, which is located in the church, to heat up her coffee, according to the affidavit. As she returned to her office, she saw Rogers standing in a doorway wearing a shirt but "completely naked from the waist down," she said. The woman reported Rogers was "posing" and "facing the hallway."

The woman was able to immediately identify Rogers from a photographic line-up created by Upper Dublin police, according to the affidavit.

A second female employee of the Dresher School of Music reported that at approximately 2:15 p.m. May 18, she left her office to get a drink of water, according to the affidavit. On her return, she said she saw Rogers "standing in the doorway of the men's room ... totally naked from the waist down, with his pants around his ankles, posing with his legs apart."

The second woman also identified Rogers in a photographic line-up, according to the affidavit.

"We investigated the allegations, found there to be enough evidence to go forward with criminal charges and we'll go through with those criminal charges," said Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman, who is prosecuting the case.

Rogers is no longer listed among the church's staff on its website. The site had previously listed him as being “on temporary leave.”

Rogers was arraigned before District Justice Patricia Zaffarano in Ambler yesterday, and bail was set at $10,000 unsecured, according to court documents.

"A bail condition is that he's not to go on Jarretown UMC property," Cauffman said.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 17 at noon.


http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2011/08/10/ambler_gazette/news/doc4e429fd30e8f5407335106.txt

Los Angeles Youth Pastor charged for molesting 14 year old girl

Venice youth pastor Demetrius Allen, 28, was charged Friday with multiple counts of molestation.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is alleging that Allen, who lives in Granada Hills, had an affair with a girl who attended the First Baptist Church of Venice, where Allen was a youth pastor.

The relationship allegedly began when the victim was only 14 years old and lasted from March 2010 to May of this year.

Allen was arraigned Friday at the San Fernando Courthouse.

"The victim was with the church, but the alleged activity did not occur in Venice, it occured in the San Fernando Valley," said Sandi Gibbons, a spokesperson for the District Attorney's office.

He is charged with "10 counts of lewd act on a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of contacting a minor for sexual offense, all felonies," according to the DA's office.

Prosecutors said they will ask that bail be set at $1 million.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pastor arrested for trafficking 13 year old girl

A Nigerian pastor has been arrested by security personnel at the Elubo-Ivory Coast entry point for attempting to traffick a Junior High School student from Kaneshie in Accra, Ghana to an unknown destination in Cote d'Ivoire.

After his arrest, a police search througgh his bag revealed a Holy Bible, a talisman and pornographic movies, which he claimed ownership of.

Adebayor Adedeji, who claims to be a senior pastor of the Church of Christ, Nigeria, is currently with the Jomoro District Police Command, awaiting transfer to the Kaneshie Police for further investigations.

The victim, 13-year-old Hannah Dzokah from Sogakope in the Volta Region, told the police that she was approached by the pastor at Kaneshie who engaged her in a long conversation.

Hannah told the security personnel that she met the pastor at the Kaneshie market and he invited her to follow him to where he was going but she refused, after which the pastor gave her a red and black long-sleeved shirt to wear.

She said after wearing the shirt the only thing she remembered was that they had arrived at Elubo.

The police and other members of the security services at the border who helped in the arrest of Adedeji just before he could cross the Ghana side into Cote d'voire, said saw a struggle between the suspect and the victim.

The police said they were surprised at the way the pastor, who claimed he was travelling with the girl was struggling with her and, therefore, decided to arrest him.

After they were moved to the district command, the victim told the police she did not realise that they were in Elubo. It was after removing the shirt the pastor gave her that she became aware that she was in an unfamiliar territory.

'I then asked the pastor where we were and he told me we were going to Cote d'Ivoire. I refused to cross the border with him but he grabbed me,' she said.

The victim said she managed to free herself from the grips of the pastor and started shouting. This attracted the attention of security personnel at the border and onlookers.

When the Daily Graphic contacted the Divisional Police Commander, DSP John F. Dzineku, he confirmed the story and and said the pastor was currently in police custody.

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service has taken over the case and are preparing to transfer the pastor and the victim to ccra.


http://www.modernghana.com/news/344382/1/pastor-arrested-for-trafficking-13-year-old-girl.html

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pastor who videotaped teen girls showering escapes jail time

How stupid. After 3 years a person can go scott free? Total injustice. Looks like Texas should revoke its anti-sharia bills.

AUGUST 8--Using a hidden video camera, a Texas man filmed four naked, honey-drenched teenage girls while they showered at a church where he worked as a youth pastor.

But since the statute of limitations has already expired, prosecutors today were forced to dismiss felony charges lodged against Thomas Fortenberry, who allegedly did the surreptitious filming in November 2007 at the Greater Harvest Community Church in Pasadena.

The 30-year-old Fortenberry, investigators alleged, organized a “Fear Factor” game that included honey being poured over four girls he had picked to participate. After the contest, Fortenberry instructed the minors that they “could take a shower and wash the honey” off their bodies.

It was at this point that he allegedly videotaped the four teenagers with a camera he had hidden in the church bathroom.

Investigators learned about the filming from one of the girls, who eventually went on to date Fortenberry. “When they became closer and it looked like they might be married,” Fortenberry, pictured above, told the victim, now 21, “that he had secretly videotaped her taking a shower” at the church.

The woman, who was 17 at the time of the “Fear Factor” incident, added that Fortenberry confessed to secretly videotaping three other girls (two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old). When confronted by a police officer, Fortenberry would not deny having filmed the teenagers. “The defendant would only say that he has done things that he should not have done.”

Either way, Texas prosecutors today announced that they could not pursue charges against Fortenberry since the incident occurred more than three years ago, beyond the statute of limitations for the improper photography/visual recording count. The felony complaints, which were filed against Fortenberry on August 4, were dismissed today by the Harris County District Attorney’s office. (2 pages)


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/pastor-films-honey-soaked-girls-987654

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The shocking abuse of girls in Jamaica

And Jamaica, a country that's 65% Christian.

A recent acquittal of a pastor accused of child sex crimes has focused attention on the violent abuse of young girls.

When a jury acquitted a Jamaican-born American pastor of carnal abuse charges in June, outraged islanders were forced to recognise that cultural norms seem to be promoting the sexual abuse of young girls.

Just over two years ago, in June 2009, Paul Lewis was arrested and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl - carnal abuse - and the indecent assault of her 14-year-old friend in his Negril hotel room.

Lewis' acquittal, despite the presence of DNA evidence, stunned many, including child advocate Betty Ann Blaine founder of Hear the Children's Cry, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the wellbeing of the nation's children.

According to Blaine, who is now campaigning for international help to address the problem, child rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in Jamaica, "with little or no public outcry".

Radio talk shows flooded with calls even as many Jamaicans speculated that the victims, and perhaps the jurors as well, had been "paid off" or bribed. It is a theory shared by the police, as Lewis is still to face charges for "perverting the course of justice". Given the high profile of the case, Blaine also questioned the competence of the public prosecutor.

"Over the last two years I have known of at least three cases of children under 12 years old in which the accused have walked free even when there was DNA evidence. One child was only six years old," Blaine said in an article criticising the verdict.

In many inner city areas, women are forced to "hand over" their adolescent daughters to local criminal leaders who use violence to control their communities. It is also not uncommon for families here to accept payment or be coerced into covering up sexual abuse of minors to prevent scandals or to avoid "shaming the family" members and friends.

Charles Black, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, spoke of several incidents in his small district in the eastern parish of St Thomas, where the carnal abuse of children as young as ten years old has gone unreported for decades because residents are unwilling to "send relatives to jail".

"There is an uproar when it happens, then everybody comes to quash it because it is mainly family here," he explained. He cited the recent examples of two teenaged girls - 13 and 15 years old – who were impregnated by older men in the small community.

According to official data, in 2004, teenaged girls accounted for 70 per cent of reported sexual assaults. In 2006, 78 per cent of sexual assault/rape cases admitted to hospital were children and adolescents. Girls under the age of 16 accounted for 32 per cent of all sexual assaults.

Amnesty International's 2006 report, "Sexual violence against women and girls in Jamaica: 'Just a little sex'", attributed the high rate of under-reporting to "entrenched discrimination" and the "trivialisation" of sexual violence by family and acquaintances as "just a little sex".

In fact, local police believe that carnal abuse - in which adults engage in sexual relationships with minors - is frequently covered up after monetary payments are made. And despite recent legislative reforms, officials say the problem is growing.

At a press conference in May to name the island's most wanted sexual offenders, the Jamaican constabulary reported an increase in the number of child rape cases.

The deputy superintendent of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Gloria Davis Simpson, told journalists that, since the start of 2011, sexual attacks on 11- to 15-year-olds had increased. There was also a spike in the number of attacks on very young boys, she said.

"Incest has become a worrying trend. Also, in the case of carnal abuse, teenage boys are now targeting children ten and younger," Davis Simpson said.

Davis Simpson said that offenders have also begun targeting young women and girls via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

The government has taken some steps to address the problem. A new Child Care Protection Act was passed, along with an alert system to help find missing children. The post of children's advocate was created, and a child abuse hotline launched.

The Ananda Alert, named for 11-year-old Ananda Dean who was kidnapped, raped and murdered while on the way home from school, allows police to circumvent the 48-hour waiting period required to report of missing children.

In addition, the police branch dedicated to the investigation of sexual crimes was overhauled and given special responsibility for children.

Activists say part of the problem is the lack of a sexual offenders registry, despite its inclusion in the 2009 revision of the Sexual Offences Bill.

Data from the Ministry of Health show sexual assault as the second most common cause of injury for women, accounting for five per cent of all injuries in hospitals. Some studies indicate that as many as a quarter of Jamaican girls are forced into sex at least once.

A March 2009 Guttmacher Institute report on teenage pregnancy and sexuality found that roughly half of pregnant teens between the ages of 15 to 17 years had been coerced into sex or raped. One-third of the interviewees said that their first sexual experience had been "persuaded or forced".

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington this year announced that CISOCA - the arm of the constabulary responsible for prosecuting sexual offences - and other state agencies would turn their attention to "strengthening the regulations" to provide tougher punishment for sexual offences.

But advocates remain concerned about apparent "leniency" in the judicial system towards sexual offenders.

Children's Advocate Mary Clarke says she believes that convictions for child rape will increase if the laws facilitate the submission of taped evidence of the children involved in such cases.


http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/08/201186173959840877.html

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pastor pleads guilty for sexual abuse of girl

Dirk Jackson, formerly a pastor at First Baptist Church on Sidney Avenue, entered a guilty plea to two counts of indecent liberties without forceable compulsion for sexually abusing a student when he was a teacher in 2003 at the now-defunct Manchester Christian Academy.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 16, and as part of his plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of three years in prison. The standard sentencing range is 31 to 41 months.

Jackson, 33, was arrested in February on two counts of second-degree child rape after the victim, who was 12 when she was abused and now is 21, met up with him by chance at a church event at First Baptist, while he was a pastor there.

Following the event, Jackson sent her a friend request on Facebook, which sparked communication between the two, online and by phone.

She placed one of the calls to Jackson using a digital recording device, and during the conversation he admitted to several elements of the rape she had described to authorities. The phone call was entered as evidence.

The woman claims that Jackson assaulted her when she was in sixth grade, while her classmates were outside at recess and while she was working in a room separated from them.

She said the incidents “had a profoundly negative impact on her life and ability to have healthy relationships,” according to charging documents filed in court.

She decided to report the incidents to police, she said, because she thought Jackson could hurt someone else in his role as a pastor, and she didn’t want anyone else to go through what she did.

Jackson, 33, admitted in the plea agrement that he “knowingly coerced another person to have sexual contact ... when the victim was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.”



http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/poi/news/126771258.html

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Alabama Pastor arrested for sexually abusing 14 year old female relative

MOBILE, Alabama - A Mobile pastor who helped start Prichard Preparatory School is facing sexual abuse charges involving a child.

Pastor Cederick McMillan, 26, surrendered to Mobile police Wednesday afternoon after learning a Mobile County Grand Jury had indicted him on sexual abuse and sodomy charges.

The charges stem from an "ongoing series of incidents" involving a 14 year old female relative, said Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson.

The alleged sexual abuse began in 2007, according to the prosecutor, and is documented in tape recordings and cell phone text messages.

McMillan, pastor of New Birth Community Church in Mobile, played a key role in starting Prichard Preparatory School in 2005, and served as the school's headmaster until 2009.

McMillan also serves as President of the Prichard Chamber of Commerce, according to his church's website.

A Mobile County Grand Jury indicted McMillan in May, but the indictment was kept secret until the pastor was notified yesterday.


http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/local-pastor-arrested-on-sex-charges/1208683/Aug-04-2011_3-13-pm/

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Filipino artist recieves death threats from Christians over 'penis crucifix'

Well thats not very attractive, but worthy of being killed? No.


Mideo Cruz created a giant wooden crucifix with a bright red penis which moves up and down and as a result he's been bombarded with hate mail and death threats

Mr Cruz said his work, which mixes Christ with symbols of pop culture, was a symbol of a patriarchal society where men were ‘worshipped’. But the display has caused uproar among conservative Catholics, who say it is a mockery of their faith.

The Cultural Centre of the Philippines in Manila has been flooded with calls to withdraw the exhibit since it opened in June.

Mr Cruz, a 37-year-old visual and performance artist, added that it was his intention to provoke a reaction but he was surprised at the anger of the response.

‘You can't force people. But I just hope that when we look at something, the process doesn't stop at the surface,’ he said.

‘This speaks about objects that we worship, how we create these gods and idols, and how we in turn are created by our gods and idols.'

A number of furious locals have taken to Facebook to vent their anger. One user wrote: ‘May your soul burn to [sic] hell, you Devil pro [sic] artist,’.

Emmanuel Fernandez, a teacher who is a member of the staunchly Catholic social group Knights of Columbus, also opposes the penis crucifix, saying: ‘It is very offensive to the majority, since the majority are Christian. It's sort of mocking the faith,’
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http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/871178-filipino-artist-receives-death-threats-after-creating-penis-crucifix#ixzz1U1venQG6

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Christian supremacist site threatens to report me!

So I'm sure you've al heard about the site Religion News Blog. It's a site that reports about other Religions in the world. They've for years put good news about Christianity and negative news about Islam. Every time they slander against the Quran and the Prophet. So I've contacted them about 6 times (so has Amy), and this is the last message I sent them:

I don't understand why you continue to thrwo in your own 2 cents and
blatantly lie about Islam. Not a week goes by with you commenting on a
Muslim issue by attacking the Quran and the Prophet Muhammed. I've
sent numerous emails before and you continue to ignore them and resort
back to your lying (actually Philippians 1:18 lets you lie, cheat and
decieve for Christ). And I'd like to thank you for showing us all how
Christianity treats other religions, no wonder people are leaving that
faith like crazy.


The very next day they came back:

I have warned you before, and I will do so one more time. Any further contact from you will be considered harassment, and will be reported as such to Google and your Internet provide Shaw.



Our previous answer to you:


Our Muslim friends include two imams. They are well-informed about Islam, and they are respected members of the Muslim community here. We have shown them your emails and they apologize for the bad attitude you display.


On their advice we suggest you do not contact us again.


Further communication from you will be considered to be harassment, and will be reported as such -- both to Google and at Religion News Blog.


Then you can find my response in a reply I sent them:

Oh? So now you're threatening me? I severely doubt you have 2 imaams right beside you. Go ahead report me, they'll cancel your complaints on the basis of no credibility. And please stop. I have NEVER recieved an email or reply from you. You continue to lie about Islam so you're threatening me? You really think I believe those 2 imaams are letting you make stuff up about the Quran and hadith? You think you're fooling us when you say this and that about the Quran? Wow, what professionalism huh?

Plain and simple, NO ONE is believing what you say about Islam. And linking to hate sites such as Jihadwatch, Thereligionofpeace and Answering Islam only further proves your intelligence.

I honestly don't care if you report me, I'll just do the same. Thats funny, make stuff up about Islam then threaten someone who tries to correct your ill views. Thanks for showing me what you're really made of. I'll be showing this email to my Christian friends, in oder to guide them to Islam.

BTW Philippians 1:18 lets Christians lie, cheat and decieve for Christ. You're certainly doing a good job.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pastor arrested for raping 8 year old girl

A pastor was yesterday arrested for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl at Milano area in Muyeye village, Malindi town. It is alleged that the pastor from Mountain of Miracle church lured the standard two girl into his church from 6pm to 1am , when she was discovered at the store. Purity Katana, the girl's aunt, said they looked for her everywhere when they realised she was missing.

Speaking to journalists at the police station, Purity said she alerted neighbours and community policing members who began a search for the minor. "We looked for her everywhere in vain until we got a hint that she had been found with the pastor and managed to find her in the clergy's room,'' she said. She said the girl was on the bed of the pastor in the same building that houses the church which is only two weeks old.

The minor's aunt said the girl complained of pains from her private parts an indication that raised suspicion of having been defiled. Christopher Kingi a community policing member said he received a call from the girl's parents at 1.30am informing him of her disappearance. "I immediately rushed to the scene where the pastor had already been found with the girl and was being taken to the police station by angry members of the public," he said.

Kingi said he had to intervene to save the pastor from being lynched by the mob. They took the suspect to the police station and the girl to Malindi District Hospital for a medical examination. Malindi deputy police chief Willy Simba confirmed the arrest saying the pastor is being held at the station to be interrogated to establish whether he defiled the girl.



http://www.nairobistar.com/local/coast/33972-pastor-arrested-in-malindi